Choosing your tarot deck is an important decision. While there are many reputable decks to choose from, it’s important to find one that you will connect with. Don’t let other people’s opinions sway you – each individual relates differently to the various tarot decks. In recent years, many other distinct tarot systems (as opposed to a deck variation or a combination of the three existing standards) have emerged and gained a strong minority following, though they haven’t risen to the same level of prominence as the Marseille, Rider-Waite-Smith, and Thoth. When acquiring a new tarot deck, research all the possibilities diligently and be sure to find out in advance of acquisition whether the deck is a variation based on the Rider-Waite-Smith, the Marseille, the Thoth, or a hybrid of those systems. Choosing the right deck for you is an important step in your tarot journey.
Connecting to and caring for a tarot deck
It is important that you connect with your new decks of tarot, by placing them in the space which most resonates with deeply personal meaning. The place tends towards making this connection more tailored toward benefiting oneself than doing so would be otherwise- as well may sometimes need some extra attention while working intuitively through one’s own life journey! A desk drawer filled up with mementos or keepsakes could very easily become an ideal spot where these cards will feel at home from then onwards out onto other areas inside homes everywhere.
What matters is that you feel comfortable with where your new deck will reside- so it can be said that this is more of a spiritual practice than anything else. After all, these are the cards that will be used in order to help you grow along your own personal journey through thick and thin! If you ever feel as though the connection between you and your deck of tarot cards has waned, it may be time to revisit the place in which they are kept.
Caring for a tarot deck is not difficult- however, there are certain things that should be kept in mind in order to maintain them in peak condition. For one, it is important that they remain clean and free of debris. Storing them in their original box or wrapping them in a soft cloth are both excellent ways of ensuring that no dirt or grime will accumulate on them over time. Secondly, it is important to avoid letting anyone else handle your deck unless you are absolutely sure that they will treat it with the same level and respect that you do. Remember, these are your cards and they should be treated as such!
Finally, it is important to remember that a tarot deck is not a toy. While they can be used for fun and games, it is important to keep in mind that they are also tools that can be used for self-exploration and growth. With this in mind, it is important to treat them with the respect and gravity that they deserve. Do not be afraid to ask your deck questions- but also be sure to listen to the answers which they give you. In doing so, you will develop a deeper understanding of both yourself and your place in the world around you.